30/09/2014

SOTD 30/09/2014 Anniversary Shave

Anniversary shave ... one year of traditional shaving.


Bulldog Face Wash
Mitchell's Wool Fat Soap
Kent Infinity Silvertex
Comfort Lather Catcher
GEM Stainless Coated (2)
Hot Rinse & Cold Rinse
Pinaud Lilac Vegetal

Face Lathered
One Pass - WTG

28/09/2014

SOTD 28/09/2014


Damn good soak
Erasmic Lather Shave Cream
Kent Infinity Silvertex
Ever Ready 1912
GEM Stainless Coated (1)
Hot Rinse & Cold Rinse
4711

Face Lathered
Two Pass - WTG & X/ATG

End of a tough weekend fencing.

Epee on Saturday, foil Sunday. Very tough indeed but I had huge fun, made loads of new friends, bounced around loads and scored a load of points. Huge fun!

Time for some beers ...

26/09/2014

SOTD 26/09/2014

Drink: Rum & Old Jamaican
Music: Crime & the City Solution


Bulldog Face Wash
NSS Unscented (Goat Milk)
Kent Infinity Silvertex
WJM CC1118 45
Gillette Silver (Govt) L3 [1]
Hot Rinse, Cold Rinse & Alum Wash
Brut Musk Aftershave

Face Lathered
Two Pass - WTG & X/ATG

Now this was a good shave. Smooth, comfortable and efficient in two passes.

I think it helped that I really wanted to enjoy the razor, which I think is a WWII de-mobilisation razor. I do wonder what the CC means: Charing Cross? WJM is most likely WJ Myatt, the manufacturer, but CC and 1118 elude me.

I popped a Government issue Gillette blade into it - a Silver, dated L3. So, 1966 or 1941? 1966, more likely. It did its thing - a good, clean shave without roughness nor irritation afterwards.

A very nice shave ...

My pre-tournament shave: two days of fencing this weekend.

25/09/2014

SOTD 25/09/2014


Bulldog Face Wash
GFT Eucris Shaving Soap
Kent Infinity Silvertex
Gillette Twinjector - Gillette Twin (3)
Hot Rinse & Cold Rinse
Quorum Aftershave
Quorum EDT

Face Lathered
One Pass - WTG

24/09/2014

SOTD 24/09/2014


Bulldog Face Wash
Wickham's Super Smooth English Rose
Kent Infinity Silvertex
Le Grelot - Feather Hi-Stainless [3]
Hot Rinse & Cold Rinse
Rose of Bulgaria Aftershave

Face Lathered
Two Pass - WTG & ATG

22/09/2014

SOTD 22/09/2014


Bulldog Face Wash
Wickham's Super Smooth Spice Trade
Kent Infinity Silvertex
GEM Contour Hybrid
Feather Hi-Stainless (2)
Hot Rinse & Cold Rinse
Old Spice Original Aftershave

Face Lathered
Two Pass - WTG & XTG

Quite a combination, the Feather in a Contour.

The keen eyed amongst you will be thinking, "Contour Hybrid" ... "that's simply a Contour" but look closer. You've spotted it! It's a flip-top head (rather than a Pushbutton) on a metal back, taking the Contour and placing a Contour II head on it - a sort of "missing link", if you like.

21/09/2014

SOTD 21/09/2014


Bulldog Face Wash
NuAge Men Shaving Oil
Wickham's Super Smooth Spice Trade
Kent Infinity Silvertex
Autostrop 7 O'Clock
GEM Stainless Coated (7)
Hot Rinse & Cold Rinse
Boots Ray Rum

Face Lathered
Two Pass - WTG & XTG

20/09/2014

SOTD 20/09/2014


Bulldog Face Wash
NuAge Men Shave Oil
Wickham's Super Smooth South Sea Spray
Kent Infinity Silvertex
Wilkinson Sword W19
GEM Stainless Coated [6]
Hot Rinse & Cold Rinse
Blue Stratos Aftershave
Armani Acqua Di Gio EDT

Face Lathered
Two Pass - WTG & ATG

19/09/2014

SOTD 19/09/2014


Bulldog Face Wash
Tabac Shaving Soap
Kent Infinity Silvertex
Wilkinson Sword Roller Shaver
GEM Stainless Coated [5]
Hot Rinse & Cold Rinse
Tabac After Shave Lotion
Tabac Eau de Cologne

Face Lathered
Two Pass - WTG & XTG

18/09/2014

SOTD 18/09/2014


Bulldog Face Wash
Erasmic Lather Shave Cream
Kent Infinity Silvertex
Gillette Trac-II (Bakelite) - Gillette GII [3]
Hot Rinse & Cold Rinse
Quorum Aftershave
Quorum EDT

Face Lathered
One Pass - WTG

17/09/2014

SOTD 17/09/2014


Bulldog Face Wash
GFT Violet Shaving Cream
Kent Infinity Silvertex
Gillette Super Adjustable (Black Beauty)
Personna Lab Blue [3]
Hot Rinse & Cold Rinse
Selin Lemon Aftershave/Cologne

Face Lathered
Two Pass - WTG (9) & XTG (3)

15/09/2014

SOTD 15/09/2014


Bulldog Face Wash
Erasmic Shaving Soap
Kent Infinity Silvertex
Sledgehammer Long Comb
Personna Lab Blue [2]
Hot Rinse & Cold Rinse
Caola Barbon Aftershave

Face Lathered
Two Pass - WTG & XTG

12/09/2014

SOTD 12/09/2014

"Try it holes side down and hold onto your hat ..."


Bulldog Face Wash
Wickham's Spice Trade (Hard)
Kent Infinity Silvertex
Famex - Personna Lab Blue [1]
Hot Rinse, Cold Rinse & Alum Wash
Pinaud Clubman Special Reserve

Face Lathered
Two Pass - WTG & ATG

Gosh! That was different!

Assembling the razor is a bit of guesswork as to whether the holes should be up or down. My gut feeling was down, so that's how I assembled it. Forewarned to "hold onto my hat", I thought I could do one better; got my Geo Fatboy on and donned a bandana. Well, this razor blew it straight off!!!

As a shave it was straightforward. Using the lightest of touches and drawing the razor straight down, then straight across for the second pass it worked out perfectly well. The design catches the lather and it actually put me very much in mind of the early lather catchers. It felt more like a lather catcher than a DE.

One slight lapse on concentration under my lip and nick ... did I? Didn't I? Did I? Many seconds had passed before the tell-tale line appeared, gone with the alum wash.

The design of the cap is slightly concave, flexing in towards the middle. I cannot believe that has come about from over-tightening it, since my attempts with some force to straighten the cap out all failed. Possibly a sort of slant/flex type thing going on?

Back to that nick - I believe I caught myself with the corner of the blade sticking up and slightly out. I am sooooo glad I didn't attempt the Gillette slide with it!

In all, a lot of fun and as one of my now mere handful of DEs I think it'll get used quite frequently.

10/09/2014

SOTD 10/09/2014


T&H No.10 Facial Scrub
T&H No.10 Finest Shaving Cream
Kent Infinity Silvertex
GEM Micromatic
GEM Stainless Coated [4]
Hot Rinse, Cold Rinse & Alum Wash
Pinaud Clubman Classic Vanilla Aftershave

Face Lathered
Two Pass - WTG & XTG

08/09/2014

SOTD 08/09/2014


Bulldog Face Wash
La Toja Stick
Kent Infinity Silvertex
GEM Jr. Parade
GEM Stainless Coated [3]
Hot Rinse, Cold Rinse & Witch Hazel
La Toja Aftershave Lotion

Face Lathered
Two Pass - WTG & XTG

07/09/2014

SOTD 07/09/2014


Bulldog Face Wash
Wickham's Dandyism
Kent Infinity Silvertex
Durham Dorset
Personna (Blue) [4]
Hot Rinse & Cold Rinse
Brut Musk

Bowl Lathered
Two Pass - WTG & ATG

06/09/2014

SOTD 06/09/2014


Bulldog Face Wash
GFT Eucris Shaving Soap
Kent Infinity Silvertex
Comfort Safety Razor
GEM Coated Stainless [2]
Hot Rinse, Cold Rinse & Alum Wash
Pinaud Clubman Special Reserve
GFT Eucris EDT

Face Lathered
One Pass - WTG

04/09/2014

SOTD 04/09/2014


Bulldog Face Wash
T&H Ultimate Comfort Pre-Shave Oil
Wickham's Imperial Tonic
Microtome Kamisori
Hot Rinse, Cold Rinse & Alum Wash
Imperial Leather Aftershave

Bowl Lathered
Two Pass - WTG& ATG

03/09/2014

SOTD 03/09/2014


Bulldog Face Wash
Mitchell's Wool Fat Soap
Pure Badger
Valet VC1
Feather Hi-Stainless [1]
Hot Rinse, Cold Rinse & Alum Wash
Denim Aftershave

Face Lathered
One Pass - WTG

01/09/2014

SOTD 01/09/2014


Bulldog Face Wash
Arko Stick (Grated)
Kent Infinity Silvertex
Star 1912
GEM Stainless Coated [1]
Hot Rinse, Cold Rinse & Alum Wash
Pinaud Lilac Vegetal

Face Lathered
Two Pass - WTG & XTG

Ahhhh! Lovely ... great scents, great shave.